2 weeks of Junior Market fall broken

The Junior Market broke the unbroken 5 days losing run 13 days of decline with just one day with gains in between before Friday’s gains that saw the market index advancing 34.92 points to close at 2,988.89.
Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Friday with 33 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 7,192,523 units valued at $17,864,788 compared to 2,099,024 units valued at $7,953,736 from an exchange of 34 stocks on Thursday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 15 securities advanced, 4 declined and 14 remained unchanged. The average PE ratio closed at 12.9 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 217,955 units for an average of $541,357 in contrast to 61,736 units for an average of $233,933 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 128,387 valued at $371,602 and previously 127,778 units valued at $296,606. In contrast, January closed with an average of 137,619 units valued at $521,935 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 8 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial shed 3 cents in trading of 2,616 units to close at $29, Blue Power closed trading of 4,450 units and gained 11 cents to end at $3.66, Cargo Handlers climbed 17 cents and exchanged 1,100 shares at $8.17. Derrimon Trading closed with a loss of 14 cents at $2.05, swapping of 1,500 shares, Elite Diagnostic added 10 cents to finish at $4.15 after trading 109,192 shares, Everything Fresh lost 3 cents in trading 283,556 shares to close at $1. Express Catering gained 25 cents to settle at $5.85, with 500 shares changing hands, Fosrich rose 15 cents and exchanged 47,450 shares at $3.95, Fontana shed 30 cents trading 346,323 units, to close at $6.25. GWest Corporation swapped 100 units and gained 9 cents to end at $1.10, Honey Bun climbed 1 cent in exchanging 20,562 shares to end at $7, iCreate climbed 2 cents and traded 18,000 shares at 74 cents, Indies Pharma gained 10 cents with 46,501 shares changing hands at $2.95. Key Insurance shed 25 cents in trading of 100 units at $3.15, Lasco Financial added 5 cents with an exchange of 9,600 shares at $3.70, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with 883,087 shares, after rising 10 cents to end at $4.05. Limners and Bards climbed 31 cents and exchanged 158,018 shares at $2.72, Lumber Depot closed trading of 712,522 units and gained 1 cent to end at $1.53, MailPac gained 1 cent to end at $2.01, after 857,836 shares changed hands and Paramount Trading climbed 21 cents and exchanged 3,282,300 shares at $1.71.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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